Route des épices

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Type: Rye Beer
  • Brewed by: Dieu Du Ciel!
  • Availability: All Year
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  • Region Available: Canada
  • Aroma: Miscellaneous
  • Aroma Description: Smoke / Tar / Charcoal / Soy sauce
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Bottle
  • Website: http://micro.dieuduciel.com/en/beers.php
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Routes des épices (French for "Spice Route") is a rye beer brewed with both black and green peppercorns. Initially, the beer reveals flavours of fresh grain and malt, which give it notes of chocolate, caramel, and fruit. The pepper flavour and aroma is fully revealed in the finish, which leaves a pleasant, spicy, tingling sensation on the tongue.

This beer won a gold medal (second place amongst 10 gold medal winners) at the adjudicated "MBeer" contest during the Mondial de la Bière in Montréal in 2006.

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  • Apr 2, 2012
    JimBeam1983 (141)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Microbrewery explorer
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    Route des épices

    341ml bottle served at 6 degrees in a flute glass:

    Pours a clear copper body with fiery bronze highlights, topped by half a finger of fine and creamy beige foam. The head shrinks to a porous layer but still shows great micro lacing properties.

    The nose offers great spicy notes of pepper (obviously) but also of fresh cilantro and smoky paprika. This ale has very nice aromas just inviting you to fire up the grill.

    On the tongue, pepper is there all the way with some rye paired with roasted malts. The combination of the barley malts with the pepper and roasted features give great density and bitterness to the product. This full-bodied ale finishes with an interesting peppery sting on the tip of the tongue.

    This is a very interesting product I would totally pair with grilled beef (a nice cut mind you) or even use in a marinade. You could even use some of it to prepare your very own peppercorn sauce to go with your meat!